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SACRAMENTO COUNTY IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS)

 

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) serves aged, blind, or disabled persons who are unable to perform activities of daily living and cannot remain safely in their own homes without help. Through IHSS, qualified recipients may receive assistance with daily tasks, such as:

  • bathing
  • dressing
  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • grooming
  • feeding
To be eligible for IHSS services, a person must receive SSI or meet income and resource guidelines. In addition, the individual must be either:

  • 65 years or older
  • blind
  • permanently disabled, or
  • a disabled child requiring extraordinary care

Anyone who recognizes that a person is in need of in-home assistance may refer a client to IHSS. Once a referral is received, a social worker assigned to the case conducts an assessment to determine the applicant’s need. The determination will take into consideration the applicant’s medical condition, living arrangement, and resources that may already be available.

 

Once eligibility has been established, IHSS can assist a client with locating a caregiver. A friend or relative may serve as a caregiver, or a referral may be selected through the IHSS Registry. Once a caregiver is selected, the client acts as the employer and is responsible for supervision and signing time sheets. IHSS will arrange for payment.

Working together, IHSS and the caregiver ensure that each client is able to remain in familiar surroundings – safely, comfortably and with as much independence as possible.

 

Contact directly:

IHSS Public Authority
3700 Branch Center Rd. Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95827

(916) 874-2888

 

 

 

http://www.sacihsspa.net/article.asp?contentid=1352

Need to find an IHSS caregiver?

If you are a Sacramento County IHSS consumer and are looking for a caregiver, please call the Caregiver Registry, (916) 874-4411.  Registry staff, using sophisticated software, attempts to match caregiver applicants with consumers needing care.

When you call the registry:

  • A registry specialist interviews you to determine your needs.  It is important to know the number of hours your IHSS social worker authorized and the types of services authorized.  
  • The information you provide is entered into the registry database, which is used to match your needs with a potential caregiver's skills and availability. 
  • A customized list is developed and mailed to you.  Lists are usually mailed within three working days from the date of request, or if the need is urgent, information can be provided by phone.  Once you receive the list, you can contact the potential caregivers to set up interviews. 

All registry caregivers have had a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check before being listed on the Registry.  Background check information pertains only to California records during the past ten years. 

 

Caregiver Registry staff sends with each list a booklet entitled, "How toHire a Caregiver," which contains valuable information to assist in the hiring process. If additional assistance is needed, please contact your Registry Specialist. 

For further information or assistance, call or email the registry at:

telephone: (916) 874-4411
email: IHSS-PA-Caregiver-Registry@saccounty.net

Consumer Responsibilities

The IHSS consumer is responsible for hiring, firing, and supervising a caregiver. The consumer should interview potential caregivers, negotiate a work schedule, identify the work to be done, and sign timesheets.

 

If you need help with any of this, call the Registry at (916) 874-4411.

Registry prescreening is currently closed to process all of the provider applications on our waitlist.  It will reopen on January 17, 2011.